Tengtu International Corp. announced today that its joint venture in China, Tengtu United, has completed the installation of three education portals for Chinese education bureaus in southern China.
The total value of the three contracts is 1.17 million renminbi. The three portals are respectively for Changsha County in Hunan province, Siming District of Xiamen City in Fujian province and Wuzhou City in Guanxi province.
The Changsha education portal in Hunan province is a resource data repository to be shared by schools within the county boundary. This is a pilot project that will be used as an example for other county level education bureaus in the province. It also sets a precedent as the first project that Tengtu has completed under the bundled marketing agreement it entered into with China Hewlett-Packard in November 2003.
Established in 1996, Tengtu International Corp. is a developer, marketer, distributor, and integrator of distance learning solutions and e-education software. Tengtu International Corp. controls 57 percent of the joint venture that has been chosen by China's Ministry of Education to be the operating partner in the deployment of China's national education portal and distance learning network (CBERC). The objective of this system is to make computerized education available to 250 million students in China's approximately 800,000 primary and secondary schools over the next 10 years. Tengtu International Corp. and its joint venture partner, Tengtu China, employ more than 400 people in offices in Asia and North America.